For now here's a fun project I did a few weeks ago. I love flea markets. Love. Love. Love. Many pieces in my home were found at flea markets and I absolutely love those pieces the most. In July I had only 2 hours to hit up the Long Beach Flea Market and I had a mission. I wanted some old, brass candle sticks in varied heights and textures.
These were what I found. For a grand total of $11.
Then I picked up at the hardware store some spray paint. I wanted a glossy finish so I picked up a primer, a colored spray paint in a robin's egg color, and a final clear coat for the gloss. If they have the color you want in a gloss finish, then you won't need the clear coat on top of it. Grand total for the spray paint $8.
Lay out a good amount of paper or a sheet, spray paint has a lot of overspray. And you'll need more than the area you see in my photos. I had to add a lot more once I started painting. Be sure to wash the candlesticks with soap and water first, thoroughly dry, and then start spraying the primer.
Wait until it dries. I did it on a very hot day so it only took about 20 minutes. Then start spraying your color paint. I'd recommend a distance of about 6-10 inches and constantly move the can around while spraying.
I would recommend 2 coats of the color spray paint. Let dry for about an hour, or until dry to the touch. Finish with a final coat of clear gloss if your color paint was matte finish.
Then voila. Put them in your home to admire. Grand total for this project $19.